DAVANA has a rich, sweet, slightly woody scent with a hint of vanilla and slight camphor and has the following properties: anti-anxiety, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, disinfectant, and vulnerary. When applied topically this oil is thought to give off a different aroma for individual people. Benefits colds, coughs, depression, dry skin, infections, menstrual problems, stress, wounds. Using davana in a diffuser will help to cleanse the air during the cold and flu season, and the nervine and sedative properties will contribute to easing stress and anxiety. In India, the blossoms of the plant are used as an offering to Shiva.